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Re: MAJESTY of the COLOSSAL THEROPODS
I've sculpted a few T.rexes in a body-tilted and head up position because of
the fact that it does indeed make the animal look majestic (
tyrant-lizard-king…c'mon!) that said, most people who dislike the pose suggest
seem to think that I'm showing them in their natural state of locomotion.
heres a link
I believe lots of birds and other animals rear up to show their intimidating
height. I decided on that pose after a visit to an Ostrich farm. The keeper
told me during the mating season the males like to stand up as tall as
On Mar 3, 2013, at 4:26 PM, dale mcinnes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> O.K. This is a past thread. I draw attention to this because
> I think the original point was missed in a previous research
> project to find out why young adults and kids still insist
> on an upright pose for their dinosaurs rather than the new
> postures based on modern interpretations.
> It's a small point and I've got an hour to kill ... sooooo ..
> Most of us in the 50s .. 60s .. 70s .. grew up with most bipedal
> dinosaurs .. as the title suggests .. as towering giants with
> their heads brushing the understory of trees as they strode
> "majestically" across their environment. Today .. big bipedal
> dinos have lost a lot of that original majesty. I think kids
> are trying to compensate.
> You view most big theropods in today's palaeoart with their heads
> nearly shovelling the ground as they stride through their environment.
> Though I admit that at approximately 30 degrees from the horizontal
> they would still be quite impressive looking .. and at that angle ..
> would reinstate a lot of that lost majesty .. science not withstanding.
> To palaeoartists : "Straighten up .. walk right .. Nature willing".